senate Bill S2854B

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires the development, adoption and implementation of a master plan for the Nissequogue River State Park

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 18, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.397
substituted for a7562a
Jun 17, 2019 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 13, 2019 amended on third reading 2854b
Jun 04, 2019 advanced to third reading
amended (t) 2854a
Jun 03, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 30, 2019 1st report cal.1031
Jan 30, 2019 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

Votes

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May 30, 2019 - Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation committee Vote

S2854
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 30, 2019

S2854 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7562
Law Section:
Parks
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S4169
2011-2012: S4698
2013-2014: S1193
2015-2016: S2056
2017-2018: S3532

S2854 - Summary

Requires the development, adoption and implementation of a master plan for the Nissequogue River State Park.

S2854 - Sponsor Memo

S2854 - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2854

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
  Parks and Recreation

AN ACT to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law,  in
  relation to establishing the Nissequogue River state park

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The parks, recreation  and  historic  preservation  law  is
amended by adding a new section 13.32 to read as follows:
  § 13.32 NISSEQUOGUE RIVER STATE PARK. 1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DESIG-
NATE,  PURSUANT  TO SECTION 13.03 OF THIS ARTICLE, THOSE PARCELS OF LAND
SPECIFIED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION TO BE THE PART OF THE STATE
PARK SYSTEM TO BE KNOWN AS THE "NISSEQUOGUE RIVER STATE PARK".
  2. THE NISSEQUOGUE RIVER STATE PARK SHALL CONSTITUTE THOSE LANDS DEDI-
CATED BY THE COMMISSIONER AS THE NISSEQUOGUE RIVER STATE PARK  IN  1999,
IN  ADDITION  TO APPROXIMATELY 365.68± ACRES MORE OR LESS OF STATE LANDS
WITHIN THE FORMER KINGS PARK PSYCHIATRIC CENTER, INCLUDING  TWO  PARCELS
AGGREGATING  4.2± ACRES MORE OR LESS LOCATED ADJACENT TO A CEMETERY THAT
IS LOCATED ON THE WESTERN EXTREMITY OF THE 365.68± ACRE PARCEL.
  ALL THAT CERTAIN TRACT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF  LAND  SITUATE,  LYING  AND
BEING  IN  THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN, COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, STATE OF NEW  YORK,
LYING NORTHERLY OF MAIN STREET (NYS ROUTE  25A),  SOUTHEASTERLY  OF  OLD
DOCK ROAD AND NORTHWESTERLY OF LAWRENCE ROAD, AND BEING MORE PARTICULAR-
LY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
  BEGINNING  AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE COMMON LINE BETWEEN THE LANDS OF
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, KINGS PARK  PSYCHIATRIC  CENTER  ON
THE  WEST  AND THE LANDS NOW OR FORMERLY OF UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE
AS DESCRIBED IN BOOK 84 OF PATENTS AT PAGE 132  ON  THE  EAST  WITH  THE
NORTHERLY  MARGIN  OF  MAIN  STREET (NYS ROUTE 25A) AND RUNS THENCE FROM
SAID POINT OF BEGINNING ALONG SAID NORTHERLY MARGIN  THE  FOLLOWING  TWO
(2) COURSES: 1) NORTH 89 DEG. 43 MIN. 51 SEC. WEST, A DISTANCE OF 141.48

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

S2854A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7562
Law Section:
Parks
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S4169
2011-2012: S4698
2013-2014: S1193
2015-2016: S2056
2017-2018: S3532

S2854A - Summary

Requires the development, adoption and implementation of a master plan for the Nissequogue River State Park.

S2854A - Sponsor Memo

S2854A - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 2854--A
    Cal. No. 1031

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
  Parks and  Recreation  --  reported  favorably  from  said  committee,
  ordered  to first and second report, amended on second report, ordered
  to a third reading, and to be  reprinted  as  amended,  retaining  its
  place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  requiring  the  development,  adoption  and implementation of a
  master plan for the Nissequogue River State Park

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.    Legislative  intent. The legislature finds and declares
that Kings Park in the town of Smithtown is home to a  large  parcel  of
land  commonly  referred  to  as the Kings Park Psychiatric Center ("the
center"). The center was closed in 1996, and in 2000, 153 acres  of  the
center  were designated state parkland, thereby creating the Nissequogue
River State Park ("NRSP"). In 2006,  an  additional  368  acres  of  the
center's  property  was  administratively transferred by and between the
office of general services, the department of mental  hygiene,  and  the
office of parks, recreation and historic preservation.
  The  legislature further finds and declares that for most, the initial
2000 and subsequent 2006 administrative actions taken to  establish  and
then  expand  the  center's  property  into  the  eventual NRSP is fully
dispositive of the will of the community and the efforts  of  local  and
state elected officials. For others, the actions are viewed as suscepti-
ble  to  administrative  fiat  and therefore a statutory codification is
required.
  The legislature therefore finds and declares that this legislation  is
needed  to:  (a)  codify  and ensure that the 2000 and 2006 transfers of
land from the center to establish the NRSP are protected  from  adminis-
trative changes; and (2) develop a master plan for the NRSP.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

S2854B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7562
Law Section:
Parks
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S4169
2011-2012: S4698
2013-2014: S1193
2015-2016: S2056
2017-2018: S3532

S2854B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the development, adoption and implementation of a master plan for the Nissequogue River State Park.

S2854B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2854B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 2854--B
    Cal. No. 1031

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
  Parks and  Recreation  --  reported  favorably  from  said  committee,
  ordered  to first and second report, amended on second report, ordered
  to a third reading, and to be  reprinted  as  amended,  retaining  its
  place in the order of third reading --  amended and ordered reprinted,
  retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  requiring  the  development,  adoption  and implementation of a
  master plan for the Nissequogue River State Park

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.    Legislative  intent. The legislature finds and declares
that Kings Park in the town of Smithtown is home to a  large  parcel  of
land  commonly  referred  to  as the Kings Park Psychiatric Center ("the
center"). The center was closed in 1996, and in 2001, 155 acres  of  the
center  were designated state parkland, thereby creating the Nissequogue
River State Park ("NRSP"). In 2006, an additional 364.68  acres  of  the
center's  property  was  administratively transferred by and between the
office of general services, the department of mental  hygiene,  and  the
office of parks, recreation and historic preservation.
  The  legislature  further finds and declares that the initial 2001 and
subsequent 2006 administrative  actions  taken  to  establish  and  then
expand the center's property into the eventual NRSP is fully dispositive
of  the  will of the community and of local and state elected officials,
while others believe that a statutory codification is preferable.
  The legislature therefore finds and declares that this legislation  is
needed  to:  (a)  codify  and ensure that the 2001 and 2006 transfers of
land from the center to establish the NRSP are protected  from  adminis-
trative changes; and (2) develop a master plan for the NRSP.
  §  2. (a) For purposes of this section, "Nissequogue River State Park"
shall mean the 155-acre portion of the  former  Kings  Park  Psychiatric

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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